Joe Davis 1950
Eric Hoffer (May 21st)
Buckminister Fuller (July 1st)
Luis Bunuel (28 July) at age 83
Wassily Kandinsky (1866)
Death (Dec 4th)
Frank Zappa 1993
not birth/death but equally important
La plissure du text 1983 (Roy ascott)
coined Telematic Art 1983 (ascott)
Little Jimmi King (b. 4th Dec 1964, d. July 21 2001)
The meter was redefined in 1983 as the distance light travels in a vacuum during 1/299,792,458 of a second. It was previously defined by a metal rod stored alongside the International Protocol Kilogram (IPK).
The meter, for example, used to be defined by a metal rod stored alongside the IPK. But in 1983, it was redefined as the distance light travels in a vacuum during 1/299,792,458 of a second
reopening of the Nave where the paleolithic cave painting “The great Black Cow” is at
Lascaux Cave is famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of Montignac. The paintings are estimated to be 17 300 years old. They primarily consist of images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time. The cave was discovered on September 12, 1940 by four teenagers, Marcel Ravidat, Jacques Marsal, Georges Agnel, and Simon Coencas, as well as Marcel’s dog, Robot.
The cave complex was opened to the public in 1948. By 1955, the carbon dioxide produced by 1 200 visitors per day had visibly damaged the paintings. The cave was closed to the public in 1963 in order to preserve the art. After the cave was closed, the paintings were restored to their original state, and were monitored on a daily basis. Rooms in the cave include The Hall of the Bulls, the Passageway, the Shaft, the Nave, the Apse, and the Chamber of Felines. Lascaux II, a replica of two of the cave halls — the Great Hall of the Bulls and the Painted Gallery — was opened in 1983, 200 metres from the original.
The term “sound art” was first used in 1983 by William Hellerman for an exhibition at The Sculpture
Center in New York by the Sound Art Foundation, but the argument of what constitutes music, sound, art
and noise has been continuing for centuries.
Ai WeiWei moves to NYC in 1983.